Maimunah's ColumnMaimunah Aminuddin is a retired Professor from the Faculty of Business Management, University Teknologi MARA (UiTM) with vast experience in the areas of management and human resources. She is a fellow of the Malaysian Institute of Human Resource Management (MIHRM) with expertise in the areas of employment, labour and industrial relations laws. She has authored numerous publications in the aforesaid areas, such as the Essentials of Employment and Industrial Relations (2009) and Termination of Employment - Understanding the Process, which was revised in 2012 and is in its 2nd Edition. Her latest book, the Employment Law Manual for Practitioners, was published in October 2013.
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Guide to the Employment Act 1955All employers who employ people to work in Peninsular Malaysia must comply with the Employment Act 1955. This key piece of labour legislation applies mostly to workers earning not more than RM2,000 per month, but also, since the 2012 amendments, includes sections which apply to all employees. The topics in the Guide are offered in alphabetical order and are written in a manner that they can be understood by readers without legal training. Each topic is divided into sub-headings in the form of questions. All sections of the Act are included but with particular emphasis on Absence from Work, Annual Leave, Coverage of Scope of the Act, Foreign Employees, the Labour Court, Maternity Leave, Sexual Harassment and Wages. The relevant section in the Act is listed and examples of court judgements are provided. The Guide also provides a brief overview of the Labour Ordinances of Sabah and Sarawak and the Employment (Part-time Employees) Regulations 2010.
Guide to the Industrial Relations SystemThe Industrial Relations Act 1967 and the Trade Unions Act 1959, together create the boundaries for the industrial relations system. Employers, employees and trade unions throughout Malaysia are required to comply with these two Acts. The Guide provides topics in alphabetical order which explain and illustrate by case examples the requirements of the two Acts. All sections of the Acts are included, with emphasis on Collective Bargaining, Collective Agreements, Functions of the Department of Industrial Relations, Functions of the Department of Trade Unions, Penalties, Pickets, Recognition of a Trade Union, Role of the Minister of Human Resources, Strikes, Trade Disputes and Trade Unions. Each topic is divided into sub-topics for easy reading.
Practical HR ManagementPractical HR Management provides insight into topics such as hiring, firing, privacy, discrimination, sexual harassment and more. It features real scenarios and insightful commentary from leading industry experts and employment law practitioners. Discover techniques you can use to engage your employees in your workforce to drive results for both your organization and your employees. Find answers to your employee problems from practitioners who face the same labour and HR challenges you have every day.
HAMDAN RASID HJ A MANAN v. TELEKOM MALAYSIA BERHAD
INDUSTRIAL COURT, KUALA LUMPUR
PARAMALINGAM J DORAISAMY
AWARD NO. 30 OF 2019 [CASE NO: 30(14)/4-1207/17]
3 JANUARY 2019
SUSEELA DEVI BALAKRISHNAN v. INTI INTERNATIONAL COLLEGE KUALA LUMPUR SDN BHD
INDUSTRIAL COURT, KUALA LUMPUR
P IRUTHAYARAJ D PAPPUSAMY
AWARD NO. 343 OF 2019 [CASE NO: 24(14)/4-1119/16]
22 JANUARY 2019
CASUAL EMPLOYMENT: ALL EMPLOYERS NEED TO KNOW ABOUT RECENT CHANGES AND POSSIBLE CLAIMS
AUSTRALIAEmploymentTimely for employers to examine casual employment arrangementsCasual employees are often hired by employers to supplement their workforce where they may require work to be performed on an intermittent and ad-hoc basis. The renewed focus on casual employment in 2018 serves to remind employers about the need to actively manage casual employment arrangements. In this post, we step employers through the true nature of casual employment, recent developments and remind employers about key issues associated with casual employees.NEW LEGISLATION COULD OUTLAW NON-DISCLOSURE AGREEMENTS
UKEmploymentUK proposes change in law on non-disclosure agreementsNew proposals to prevent employers using “gagging clauses” to conceal sexual harassment, intimidation and racism complaints are to be unveiled by the government this week. The plans, to be included in a consultation, could lead to new legislation that would prevent non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) being used to prevent victims reporting serious complaints to the police.
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